Archive for August 2017

Will we or won’t we?   Leave a comment

So my sister and her small family, son, daughter in law and grandson are wanting to move back to Iowa.

I think it hinges on weather or not her son can buy a trailer up here.

IF they can, they will either move back the weekend of August 26th and 27th or the first weekend in September.

I told her my eldest son Brian and I can fly down on August 31st and help them move back even if that just means we drive one of their cars back.

At one time she said she didn’t want to drive her car and would either drive with her daughter in law and grandson or fly back to Iowa with them.

Her son will be driving a U-Haul back.

Or that is what I understand will be happening.

However I am not one hundred percent sure she wants my help or what they are actually doing.

It is still a bit up in the air.

I am willing to fly down and either help her drive a car back or ride with my son back in her car.

But nothing is set yet.

Brian said to me last night….if we flew down on the 31st we could have one actual day down there to enjoy before needing to head back.

We both will need to be back at work on September 5th

So right now we, Brian and I are in waiting mode.

If of course they can come back this next weekend, then they should of course come.

Brian and I can’t help till the 31st.

But I do want them to come earlier if they can.

I have told her several times not to wait if they can come up earlier.

Honestly I don’t know if they even want our help.

I have offered and that is all I can do.

And if they don’t want our help that is fine too.




Posted August 20, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Something to think about~   Leave a comment

forever day

I wasn’t a perfect mother, far from it, but I do know that the above saying is so very true.

Cherish your children and grandchildren because they grow up so damn fast and you won’t know where it all went to.

My eldest grand daughter will be 15 in a few months.

15!  How is that possible?
Where has the time gone?
I haven’t a clue.

My oldest daughter is 38!

It seems like I was just 38 a few years ago.

It is insane how quickly time flies, and parents need to cherish every moment with their babies because it will be gone, like in a blink of an eye.



Posted August 18, 2017 by Marge in family, heartfelt, my loves, ramblings

Work~   Leave a comment

Worked last night and have to work tonight.

Then I am off on Saturday and then work Sunday from 6-2

Last night went well although a few little bumps in the routine.

Nothing horrific though.

Tonight I don’t get help till four so I will be there for two hours by myself, which is fine as not much happens in those two hours.

My boss asked me if I would prefer to work five days a week or just four.

I told her put me where you need me.

Which she said is about four days a week.

I am fine with that.

I may even cut down a bit more before it is all said and done.

But for now it is fine.



Posted August 18, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Christmas Shopping~   Leave a comment

I bought a Christmas present yesterday for my eleven year old grand daughter.

One of many of course for the rest of the family but she is done.

I have no idea what I am going to get the other four grandkids.


But at least I got started right?




Posted August 17, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Dumb, bum, bum……   Leave a comment

I have no title for this blog so that is what I came up with.

I don’t know what to write about.
Life as I know it is one day right after another with little to nothing to show for it.

I am not crazy about my job…..I am not crazy about much of anything right now.

Maybe I am in a funk……or a bit depressed.

I am not really sure.

Nothing seems to be worth while.

The only time I feel really happy is when I am with my grandkids.

I am fat and feel like a big blob…..





Posted August 16, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Hello? Anyone Home?   Leave a comment

My sister hasn’t written a blog in over two days.

My brother hasn’t written for months.

Cyndi quit writing a few years before she passed away.

No one writes.

It is quite depressing.


My sister Kathy hasn’t even written me an email since very early yesterday morning……and that was a two line email.


South Coast Iceland

I just love pretty pictures…..that will never change



Posted August 14, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

If Only~   Leave a comment


I want to go some place where no one else is.

I need a time out from my life.

The job is alright but the people that I work with are lazy and childish

I love my kids and grandchildren but I just want a break from other people.

That probably sounds selfish but it is how I feel.


Posted August 13, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Life~   Leave a comment

This is my weekend to work.

Well I am working next Sunday too for a woman and she will work a night that week for me.

At any rate, I am going to be going to work in ninety minutes.

Which I am always fine once I get there.

I hate the thought of going but what does one do?
I need the money if I want to do vacations and enjoy life.

As soon as my car is paid for though I am quitting all together.

Once that happens in two or three years…..

There are times when I feel like I want to just run away.

But unfortunately my bills will follow me so……no point in running.

I know others have it worse off then I do…….I do know that.

I am just having a pity party I guess.




Posted August 12, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Work, Grandchildren and The Struggle…..   Leave a comment

Work has been going decently.

I actually hate my hours but that is the only thing I mind about it.

Once I get to work I don’t mind it so much.

I have today off so… is going to be spent with grandchildren.

I am taking Keira and Kayla swimming and then Bailey our youngest is going to stay over night while her parents take her brother and his friend to a baseball game in Cedar Rapids.

My sister and her family from Florida want to get moved back to Iowa and very soon.

Unfortunately the person who said they were going to help them, seems to be backing out.

Which is horrible in my opinion.

They are struggling and have been for quite some time.

They need a break.

I pray for them every single night in hopes that God will seem them through this.

IF I had the money and was still working at the school I could get a loan for a trailer for them.

Unfortunately since I am just starting a new job and I have bills… bank would give me a loan.


God willing it will all work out.

Maybe not in the fastest way……but hopefully soon…..



Posted August 11, 2017 by Marge in family, ramblings

Lovely~   Leave a comment

I have always been a fan of a beautiful picture.

Today is no exception.

I found these on the internet




The first picture is in Bora Bora

The second in Norway


This one in Canada (above)


and Glacier Mountain National Park in Montana.



Posted August 9, 2017 by Marge in ramblings